Category Archives: Geek

Empire of Dreams – The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

One of my favorite authors, Sir Terry Pratchett, died today at age 66 from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease. His death was announced (beautifully) with appropriate humor on Twitter. For those of you who haven’t read the 40+ Discworld books, … Continue reading

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I just found an old Usenet discussion (c. 1993) on alt.folklore.computers in which Eric S. Raymond and I discuss nipples. Bizarre.

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Game of Thrones theme (80s version)

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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced

From The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Mathematics

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Pokédex on Wolfram Alpha

This makes the greatest online reference even better. The full Pokédex is available for your data mining needs. To access it via Siri on iOS7, simply ask “Search Wolfram for Snorelax” (or whatever Pokémon you care about). My (now teenage) … Continue reading

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J.J. Abrams talks about new Star Trek and Star Wars movies

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Atom Stars in World’s Smallest Movie

IBM scientists Wednesday unveiled what they called "the world’s smallest movie," which tracks the movement of atoms magnified 100 million times. The film, "A Boy and His Atom," depicts a character named Atom who befriends a single atom and follows … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Birthday WWW (and a personal web story)

In honor of the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web, CERN has restored the first website. On a personal note, I had developed my first website way back in 1994. The site was known as Interactive Nest Egg and … Continue reading

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